An award-winning chef is planning to transform a Newent pub.

Three AA-rosette-holder Andy Sheridan, who runs the award-winning restaurant 8 in Birmingham city centre, will transform The Red Lion.

The chef and his business partner Sam Morgan will also bring a second branch of Black & Green to Newent, having successfully launched in Barnt Green near Birmingham, in 2022. Black & Green is listed by Michelin, AA, Harden’s, and The Good Food Guide.

Ledbury Reporter: Plans for the pub include dining podsPlans for the pub include dining pods (Image: NQ)

Morgan said: “We’ve got the right team on board and so the time is right to launch a second offering like that of Black & Green.

“It’ll be beside a beautiful, country pub, deep in the heart of rural Gloucestershire.

“People will be able to eat and drink well at the pub, with a simple menu, or, if they want to enjoy something a little special, they can pop next door to the aptly named Severn & Wye, which will be adjacent to the pub.”

Ledbury Reporter: Part of the plans for the refurbishment of the pubPart of the plans for the refurbishment of the pub (Image: NQ)

Sheridan added: “We are expanding considerably in 2023 and I can’t wait to bring our food to Gloucestershire.”

Opening dates for The Red Lion in Newent, and the adjacent Severn & Wye will be announced shortly.